This year marks the 21st year for PWOS. In that time, they’ve raised $2.5 million for breast cancer research and over $426 thousand for equipment at the Allan Blair and Saskatoon Cancer Centres. Today, the annual mission of PWOS involves 10 volunteer snowmobilers and support people who travel 1400 kilometers across Saskatchewan. Over the course of the six-day trek, they pass through many communities and spread the message about early detection of breast cancer and breast self-exams. Their ability to reach so many in the province is inspirational and why their routes change each year so that they can spread their message far and wide. To learn more about Prairie Women on Snowmobiles, click here.
After six days of sledding in February 2020, the PWOS’s 20th Anniversary raised an outstanding $98,273.10! The funds raised helped the Canadian Cancer Society fund two researchers, Dr. Paul Kupes and Dr. Ing Swie Goping, awarding them both with $15,896 to support their Breast Cancer Research. They were also able to help the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan to purchase a $40k Breast Cancer Screening SUV and equipment.
This year, Covid-19 has brought so many uncertainties to everyone’s lives. Due to the impact of Covid-19, in order to put the well-being and safety of people affected by cancer, event participants, and supporters, the PWOS are cancelling the in-person mission for 2021. However, the PWOS team knows that cancer isn’t taking a COVID holiday. In 2020, an estimate of 27,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This represents 25% of all new cancer cases in women in 2020. 5,100 women will die from breast cancer.
Become a Virtual Rider today and help support PWOS’s 2021 Virtual Mission. In spite of PWOS’s in person Mission not taking place for now, we are encouraging you to please continue to show your support. Help raise much needed funds for breast cancer research and programs. Your donation matters.
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